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Adaptive BC: the business continuity industry’s version of The Emperor’s New Clothes?

Adaptive Business Continuity (Adaptive BC) is an alternative approach to business continuity planning, ‘based on the belief that the practices of traditional BC planning have become increasingly ineffectual’. In this article, Jean Rowe challenges the Adaptive BC approach.

We all can appreciate the intent to innovate, but innovation, in the end, must meet the needs of the consumer.  With this in mind, the Adaptive BC approach (The Adaptive BC Manifesto 2016), uses ‘innovation’ as a key message.

However, I believe that, upon reflection, the Adaptive BC approach can be viewed as the business continuity industry’s version of The Emperor’s New Clothes.

The Emperor’s New Clothes is “a short tale by Hans Christian Andersen, about two weavers who promise an emperor a new suit of clothes that they say is invisible to those who are unfit for their positions, stupid, or incompetent.”  As professional practitioners, we need to dispel the myth that using the Adaptive BC approach is, metaphorically speaking, draping the Emperor (i.e. top management) in some finely stitched ‘innovative’ business continuity designer clothes that only those competent enough can see the beauty of the design.   

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